Back in the “day,” experts touted “Girard's Law of 250” as instrumental in creating and nurturing your business network. It was based on a non-scientific theory that the average number of attendees at a funeral or a wedding was 250. From this concept, it was assumed that the average size of an individual’s professional network was 250 people. And, from the magnitude of the network, a successful, growing business could be launched.Read More
There’s something a foot in the entrepreneurial space ... And some small business owners are spilling the beans on how they really feel about their business.
What started out as fun has turned into a bit of a nightmare. They are overwhelmed, burnt out, and exhausted. Endless hours with stress as a constant companion affords little time for home-cooked meals with family, exercise, or thinking in any strategic capacity about the direction of their business.Read More
Small business networking, whether conducted online or offline, is the lifeline for new business during the core business development of your business. It's how you take your organization from one stage to the next. In fact, it's much more than showing up and shaking a few hands or liking a few pages and commenting on status updates. The real success from small business networking is found in how you treat your network.Read More
Running a business is not for the faint of heart. Besides being a masterful juggler, as a small business owner, you are likewise your sales and marketing department. Confirming if you’re an “innie” or an “outie” is fundamental to acquiring the clients you want to grow your business.Read More
We’ve all taken part in relationship-building conversations. This exchange occurs between two business owners for the purpose of establishing rapport and building trust. In many cases, it’s in hopes of a rewarding referral exchange association. Knowing what NOT to do is equally as important as what to do.